Depression Counseling Pekin IL

Local resource for depression counseling in Pekin. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to analysis and treatment for depression, including psychoanalytic or psychodynamic approaches, anti depressants, behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy and more. Read on for more advice and content on mental health.

John F. Gilligan
(309) 387-6465
634 Northern Oaks Dr
Groveland, IL
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Health Services Consultation to Business or Organizations, Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Languages Spoken
French
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Idaho
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-12

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Patresa R Brager
(309) 683-7373
7317 N Willowlake Court
Peoria, IL
Services
Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Psychoeducational Evaluation, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Illinois State University
Credentialed Since: 2006-08-24

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Dr. Michael S Shear
(309) 761-4796
456 Fulton Street
Peoria, IL
Specialties
Sex Therapy, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Ill School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Elliott Counseling Services, LLC
(309) 319-6958
Elliott Counseling Services, LLC1820 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Illinois State University
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $180
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Sharon Mindock
(309) 228-4086
Mindock Counseling and Consulting6320 N. Sheridan Road, SuiteB
Peoria, IL
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Depression, Domestic Violence, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Western Illinois University
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Leia Ogburn
Ogburn Counseling Services
(309) 682-3915
4719 N Sheridan Road
Peoria, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, CADC
Licensed in Illinois
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, A
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Nancy Amos-Schulte
John R. Day and Associates
(309) 692-7755
3716 W. Brighton
Peoria, IL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, Ph.D. Candidate
Licensed in Illinois
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Twins, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, College Stud
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Jim L Phillips
(309) 481-4152
Associates in Christian Counseling-Group, Inc2229 North Linn Street
Peoria, IL
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Capella University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$110 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Jodi Knox-Holub
(309) 533-7980
Elliott Counseling1820 N Sterling Ave
Peoria, IL
Specialties
Addiction, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Lincoln Christian University and Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Jean S Graff
(309) 740-7117
7211 N. Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL
Specialties
Sexual Abuse, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Purdue University
Year of Graduation: 1975
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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Rain, Rain, Go Away – 5 Ways to Battle the Blues

May 6, 2011
Kristen Harding M.D.
Rain, Rain, Go Away – 5 Ways to Battle the Blues

I am feeling downright soggy these days. Like many parts of the nation, we have had more than our fair share of rain this past month. Along with the rain come dark, gloomy days that really start to dampen you soul after a while. My daughter told me the other morning that it wasn’t time to get up because it was still dark outside (she also uses the opposite theory at bedtime.) No, it wasn’t still night, it was just raining again.

Our moods can be impacted greatly by the weather. I chose the location of my residency training not only by where there was a strong program, but also by where I might experience 300+ days of sunshine a year. I figured that if I was working long hours it would be critical for me to be in a place that would also charge my solar batteries. I found that sun and weather were powerful motivators.

Do you find you just want to crawl back in bed on gloomy days? It may be due to the sleep-related hormone, melatonin. The body produces more melatonin when our eyes detect darkness. But when our eyes detect light, our body makes more serotonin. Many of us have heard about the importance of good serotonin levels to keep us feeling happy.

A 2002 study done in Germany looked at the impact of ultraviolet light on mood. The group that was exposed to UVA twice a week for three weeks reported feeling more balanced, less nervous, and more strengthened than the other group. They also showed an increase in their serum serotonin level and a decrease in their serum melatonin level compared to baseline. The control group showed no change.
So how do we battle these dreary days?

1. Find a creative outlet. Make a craft with your child, re-arrange a room, write a real handwritten letter (not email or text!), or visit with friends (set a ground rule that no one can complain about the weather.)

2. Listen to music. Pick something upbeat. Dance!

3. Exercise. Rainy days can be good days for using your Wii or find an exercise show on TV and imagine you are on that gorgeous beach exercising with the host.

4. Go outside, even when the weather isn’t great. Remember when you were a kid and you would put on boots and a raincoat and go puddle-jumping? We still need fresh air, even on rainy days.

5. Eat healthy food. Turkey, fish, chicken, nuts, eggs, and beans all contain good amounts of tryptophan which is a precursor to serotonin. Try to avoid the comfort foods that you crave on days like th...

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